Language:  Malay

Population of Groups Speaking

24,414,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

42

Scripture Status

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Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acehnese Malaysia 86,000 4,093,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Bajau Bukit, Papar Malaysia 2,000 2,000 Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Banjarese, Banjar Malay Malaysia 27,000 4,424,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Batu Punan Malaysia 1,200 1,200 Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
Bazaar Low Malay Creole Singapore 11,000 11,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Belitung Indonesia 115,000 115,000 Islam 0.05 % 0.03 % 2
 Buginese Malaysia 147,000 5,883,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Malay United Arab Emirates 30,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Malay Australia 177,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.25 % 4
 Malay Myanmar (Burma) 27,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
 Malay Canada 2,600 17,582,000 Islam 0.11 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay Cambodia 18,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay Comoros 1,100 17,582,000 Islam 0.90 % 0.30 % 1
 Malay Denmark 800 17,582,000 Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Malay China, Hong Kong 15,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.45 % 1
 Malay Indonesia 3,284,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 66
 Malay Japan 9,800 17,582,000 Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 1
 Malay Korea, South 9,600 17,582,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay Christmas Island 400 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay Madagascar 34,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay Netherlands 1,500 17,582,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay Malaysia 13,192,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.10 % 0.08 % 264
 Malay New Zealand 20,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.90 % 0.30 % 1
 Malay Saudi Arabia 18,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.80 % 0.20 % 1
 Malay Singapore 549,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.60 % 0.20 % 11
 Malay Taiwan 21,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Malay United States 20,000 17,582,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay Yemen 44,000 17,582,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Malay, Cocos Islands Malaysia 5,900 8,200 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Ketapang Indonesia 312,000 312,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Malay, Malaysian Ireland 3,500 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.45 % 1
 Malay, Malaysian United Kingdom 61,000 17,582,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Malay, Pontianak Indonesia 323,000 323,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.01 % 6
 Malay, Riau Singapore 17,000 1,917,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 1
 Malay, Riau Indonesia 1,900,000 1,917,000 Islam 0.08 % 0.04 % 38
 Malay, Sambas Indonesia 510,000 510,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.00 % 10
 Malay, Sumatera North Indonesia 2,290,000 2,290,000 Islam 0.05 % 0.01 % 46
 Mamak, Talang Malaysia 127,000 154,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Minangkabau, Orang Negeri Malaysia 955,000 955,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Orang Kanaq Malaysia 200 200 Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamiang Indonesia 46,000 46,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Temoq Malaysia 800 800 Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  42           41     507
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Bangka Indonesia 445,000 445,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.00 % 9
 Kelabit Indonesia 800 6,600 Christianity 60.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kelabit Malaysia 5,800 6,600 Christianity 72.00 % 5.00 % -
 Malayali, Malayalam Malaysia 353,000 1,630,000 Islam 23.00 % 12.00 % -
  Totals:  4           1     9

Language Alternate Names
Akit
Bahasa Daerah
Bahasa Malayu
Bahasa Melayu
coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Colloquial Malay
Informal Malay
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Landak
Local Malay
Lubu
Malayu
Northwestern Kalimantan
Orang Hulu
Orang Kuala
Pahang
Riau islands
Riau islands (Sea Tribe dialects)
Riau Mainland
S
Sakai
Sanggau
Sarawak (Sarawak Malay)
Sarawak Malay
Sea Tribe dialects
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Tamiang

Dialects
Akit
Bangka
Belitung
Bulongan
Coastal Jambi
Coastal Terengganu
Daya
Deli
Inland Terengganu
Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor
Kapuas Hulu
Kelantan
Ketapang
Landak
Lengkayap
Malay
Mali
Mentuka
Northwestern Kalimantan
Paga Alam
Pahang
Pontianak
Riau
Riau islands
Riau Mainland
Sakai
Sambas
Sanggau
Sarawak
Sekadau
Sintang
Southeast Island
Southwestern Coastal Kalimantan
Sukadana
Tamiang
Tanjung Raja
Tebang
Tembaga
Upstream Western Kalimantan
West Borneo Coast Malay

Dialect Alternate Names
Bahasa Bangka
Bulongan Malay
Colloquial Malay
Deli Malay
Doih
Johor
Local Malay
Malay
Malay: Bangka
Malay: Belitung
Malay: Daya
Malay: Riau
Malay: Ritok
Malay: Sambas
Malay: Sarawak
Malayisch
Malayu
Melayu Bangka
Melayu Sambas
Melayu: Bulongan
Melayu: Daya
Melayu: Paga Alam
Melayu: Pontianak
Melayu: Riau
Melayu: Sambas
Melayu: Tanjung Raja
Mentuka-Doih
Riouw-lingga
Ritok
Sarawak
Sarawak Malay
Siantan
Tobak
Toba'k


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1629-1932
New Testament 1668-1974
Complete Bible 2015

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